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July 22, 2019

Christians Don’t Throw Acorns (And Other Things You Should Know Before Visiting the Bruderhof)

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You will most definitely not experience any kind of retreat on a stay at the Bruderhof. There will not be hushed voices in the breakfast room with sunlight filtering through the hanging geraniums, people padding over the carpet in stocking feet. No...

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June 6, 2019

How Do Ownership and Community Go Together?

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How do ownership and community go together? It’s an interesting thing; none of us who are members of the Bruderhof “owns” anything and yet ownership, taking pride in the state of one’s house, or picnic area, or sewing machine, is actually crucial...

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April 20, 2019

Why I Believe in Easter

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I’m mulling over a discussion I had recently with a young atheist, a chap who was raised Christian but has come to the viewpoint that the whole thing is a story, a fable, rubbish. He’s too clever by half to fall for that sort of thing and I didn’t...

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March 14, 2019

Is the Bruderhof Socialist?

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Totally depends who you ask. Fine, since you asked me, no it’s not. Absolutely not. What rubbish. Socialism is horrible. Hard left socialism is making something of a comeback anymore though. The idea that we can get rid of the fat cats, throw out...

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